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Tracks 01-30: various artists
Tracks 01-03: written for the 1836 operetta "Festen på Kenilworth"
Tracks 26-28: written for the 1898 operetta "Molboerne"
Tracks 29-30: music of the Molboes
Christian Winther's poem "Flugten Til Amerika" is known in English as "The Flight To America". His poem "Længsel" (Longing) has been translated into German as "Sehnsucht" and into English as "Last Night".
A Molbo story is a Danish folktale about the people of Mols, who live in eastern Jutland near the town of Ebeltoft. In these tales the Molboes are portrayed as a simple folk, who act foolishly while attempting to be wise. Similar narratives are found in other cultures. England, for instance, has "Lazy Jack" and "The Wise Men Of Gotham." In Finland there are stories about the people of Holmola. In 1898 the operetta "Molboerne" (The People Of Mols) by composer Olfert Jespersen and lyricist Herman Petersen premiered in Copenhagen. The work not only had a memorable score but numerous references to such Molbo stories as “The Stork In The Corn” and “Leg-Sorting.
LYRICS BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
Brødre, Meget Langt Herfra (Brothers, Very Far Away)
Det Døende Barn
Skada Att Amerika
LYRICS BY CHRISTIAN WINTHER
Flugten Til Amerika
Flyv, Fugl, Flyv
To Drosler Sad På Bøgekvist
LYRICS BY JEPPE AAKJÆR
Anna Var I Anders Kær
Der Dukker Af Disen
Jeg Er Havren
Jeg Lægger Mig I Læet Her
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